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Entries from July 2011

Governor Steve Beshear’s Weekly Video Address

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear spend 1:24 discussing Kentucky’s Home Performance program:

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Tags: State Government · Steve Beshear · Video

Former LMAS Director Made Bank In 2 Months

July 29th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Remember Wayne Zelinsky, the now-former interim director at LMAS? Here’s a refresher, as so many seem to have forgotten his reign of terror: Your Timely Metro Animal Services Update [December 15, 2010] Mayor Greg Fischer Must Act Immediately At LMAS [January 3, 2011] A Metro Animal Services Tidbit For You [January 5, 2011] Your Metro [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Dogs · Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Oops

Greg Fischer’s Company Got Big Tax Incentive

July 29th, 2011 · 7 Comments

What? Your local paper did a story about Greg Fischer’s company – Dant Clayton – getting a fat taxpayer incentive of $1.19 million and it didn’t bother mentioning it was, you know, the mayor’s company? Four companies were approved for state and local tax incentives Thursday based on plans to bring a total of 107 [...]

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Tags: Business · Courier-Journal · Greg Fischer · Oops

The Trouble With Mergers…

July 29th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Oh, what a perfect way to illustrate the nightmares surrounding the University of Louisville Hospital merger. The September 10, 1994 cover of The Economist: You’re welcome.

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Tags: Health Care · Oops · University of Louisville

Louisville Yearns For Government Transparency

July 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

Whattya know? Experts say they wouldn’t hire the guy Greg Fischer hired to run LMAS. And, get this: Greg Fischer’s office refused to be interviewed for this story. Doesn’t sound too sure about his hire to us because actions speak louder than words. [WAVE3] Four cases of how tearing down a highway can relieve traffic [...]

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Tags: 8664 · Alcohol · Art · Business · Charity · Churchill Downs · Courier-Journal · Election · Greg Fischer · Health Care · James Ramsey · Metro Council · Metro Government · Oops · Politics · Steve Beshear · Transparency · University of Louisville

Your Weekly Transportation Lady Video Update

July 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

This week the Transportation Lady discusses a road extension in Louisville: The best part? They used footage of Steve Beshear refusing to do the ribbon cutting outside because it was too hot.

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Tags: State Government · Travel · Video

It’s Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh On A Hustler

July 28th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Seriously: CLICK TO ENLARGE She rode around on an electric Hustler Zeon Lawn Mower at the Billy Goat Hill Community Garden to show off the latest in green technology. “This is a very important day for the district as we move forward with our Green Triangle initiative,” said Ward-Pugh. “If we are serious about being [...]

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Tags: Green · Metro Council · Neighborhoods

“Special Training” And Wasted Benjamins At LMAS

July 28th, 2011 · 19 Comments

Yesterday we told you about an article that mentioned new Louisville Metro Animal Services director’s “special training from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Emergency Planning for Animal Control.” It’s one of the attributes Greg Fischer and crew have touted over the past couple days. But you know what’s so special about it? [...]

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Tags: Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Oops · Possibility City

Yet Another Day Of Metro Animal Services Hijinks

July 28th, 2011 · Comments Off

Here’s a photo of Greg Fischer and Sadiqa Reynolds proudly introducing their new Metro Animal Services kill guy – with far less experience and knowledge than No Kill Louisville: The best part of the photo from Fischer’s Facebook account was the first comment: You had the gall to believe Fischer on April 12, 2010, April [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Metro Government · Oops

Swords, Axes And No Greg Fischer Transparency

July 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

How do you feel about Greg Fischer spending $171,000 per year to bring two inexperienced people from out-of-state to run Metro Animal Services? No wonder there’s brain drain– locals are always ignored. What was that, again, about TRANSPARENCY? [Deep Fischer Eye-Rolling] The Bridges Debacle Advisory Group on Women, Minority and Small Business Enterprises will meet [...]

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Tags: Awards · Bad Behavior · Greg Fischer · Health Care · Indiana · Jerry Abramson · Metro Government · Movies · Ohio River Bridges · Possibility City · Republican Party · Steve Beshear · Transparency · University of Louisville · Water